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Dr Theresa Simpkin

Bachelor of Business Administration(HRM) (University of Tasmania), Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) (University of Tasmania), PhD (University of Tasmania), PGCHE (Full 60 Credits) (Anglia Ruskin University)
Associate Professor (Teaching Focussed) and Director of Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship (SLDA) – Executive MBA Programme

Department: Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8232359
Location: B23 (South Building, Jubilee Campus)

Dr Theresa (Terri) Simpkin is a forward thinking, industry focused academic, consultant, public speaker and educator. Driven by an almost insatiable urge to see people and organisations harness their potential, Terri f inds professional and personal satisfaction in working with people who know they and their organisations can be better by melding robust evidence based learning with practical workplace experience.

As Head of Department, Leadership and Management at Anglia Ruskin University she was responsible for the international and domestic partnership provision for the Lord Ashcroft International Business School. Working across the globe with 17 international institutions she led a team of academics to maintain robust structures while internationalising the full suite of leadership and management curricula across over 20 courses. The department was also the home to undergraduate, postgraduate and corporate course provision. Terri was awarded the Vice Chancellor's Award for her work on corporate education development and delivery.

As an educator, Terri has worked extensively in vocational education, the university sector and executive education. Generating responses to pressin g organisational challenges, she draws on creative and evidence-based sources to deliver context aligned suites of interventions and/or initiatives. She was named one of the 50 most influential women in the data economy for her work developing world leading Masters programmes and advising the Digital Infrastructure sector on workforce challenges.

As an experienced consultant, she has worked with industry associations, large organisations and SMEs. She has advised government agencies on skills, labour and training strategies and informed the Australian Government on skills shortages and labour market issues.

She is a regular contributor to industry journals, publications, radio and television media.

Churchill Fellow, CPHR, MCIPD, PGCert (HE), Trustee of the Baker Dearing Trust.

Areas of Expertise
Workplace inclusion, impostor phenomenon, organisational development, PG/executive education, workforce development/planning, leadership, emerging managerial paradigms for industry 4.0 & the second machine age.

Administrative Roles
Director of Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship (SLDA) – Executive MBA Programme
Head of MBA Programmes (International)

School Committee Memberships
Accreditation Standards Committee 2020
Rankings Committee 2020
School Teaching and Learning Committee 2020
Theresa is module convenor of the following modules:


Leading and Managing People (BUSI4030)
Managing People (BUSI4031)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham


The following lists my publications from 2014 to the present day.

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